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i know a lot of folks in washington probably want otherwise. so let's cheer for a good game. >> it's okay if i come in tired in the morning? >> have a great day. see you later, bye-bye. >> jon: president trump forging ahead with plans to revamp the healthcare system in this country after repeated failures by republicans in congress to repeal and replace obamacare. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. welcome could "happening now." >> melissa: i'm melissa francis. the president prepares to sign an executive order on healthcare this hour. a live look at the white house where the president will soon sign the order. officials say it will provide more options to consumers, allowing them to choose less expensive plans with fewer benefits. the administration believes it will create more competition in the individual insurance market.
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white house correspondent john roberts is live from the north lawn. a lot of news, get started for us. >> jon: a typical thursday morning. 15 minutes time the president will sign an executive order with the intent to expand healthcare for many americans. senator rand paul, who supports this move will be there when the president signs it. i have to tell you, there are a lot of mights and maybes. it could potentially allow employers to form association health plans. could potentially allow american employers to form groups over state lines. it directs treasury, labor, hhs to expand access to the limited duration insurance program. that's a fairly narrow group that's covered by that and would also consider changes to health reimbursement arrangements to allow more flexibility for people to finance their healthcare needs. this executive order just begins a process because in the
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absence of comprehensive healthcare reform, which is what the president wanted, all he can do right now is tinker around the edges, which is really what this executive order is all about. a real piece of good news coming out of the white house this morning, kaitlyn coleman held captive by the haqqani network is free along with her three children and canadian-born husband. they were kidnapped in 2012 while hiking in the mountains of afghanistan. she was seven months pregnant. her three children were born in captivity. working with the government of pakistan the u.s. secured their freedom yesterday. the president alluded to their release in his tax reform speech in harrisburg, pennsylvania last night. listen. >> president trump: america is being respected again. something happened today for a country that totally disrespected us called with some very, very important news. one of my generals came in and said i have to tell you, a year ago they would have never done that. it was a great sign of respect. you will probably be hearing
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about it over the next few days. this is a country that did not respect us. this is a country that respects us now. the world is starting to respect us again, believe me. >> rex tillerson issued a statement a short time ago praising the release saying the united states also expresses our deep gratitude to the government of pakistan and the pakistani army for their cooperation. president trump's new south asia strategy recognizes the important role pakistan needs to play to bring stability and ultimately peace to the region. coleman was last heard of back in 2016, a recorded statement in which she pleaded with president obama to intervene urging him to not, quote, become the next jimmy carter. pretty clear there is a new sheriff in town, melissa and one putting pressure on governments like pakistan to do something about what we see are egregious violations of human rights. >> melissa: that is great news coming out of there.
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there are so many more questions you have when hear the story. i hope we hear more details. great news they're coming home. thank you. >> jon: the president making his healthcare push fresh off his tax reform speech in pennsylvania. mr. trump yesterday speaking to an audience full of truckers and telling them his plan would enable major u.s. companies to bring back offshore profits. that in turn would create jobs and economic growth that would hike income by as much as $4,000 to the average american household over four years. >> president trump: we will impose a one-time low tax on money currently parked overseas so it can be brought back home to america where it belongs. and where it can do its job. my council of economic advisors estimates this change, along with a lower tax rate, would likely give the typical
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american household a $4,000 pay raise. [applause] >> jon: that $4,000 pay raise over eight years according to white house figures. joining me now jeff mason. the president is in full salesmanship mode. give us your assessment. how is he doing? >> he is in full salesmanship mode and tax reform is one of the biggest priorities this white house wants to get done. going to pennsylvania yesterday. he talked about that and he pushed really hard to frame this as a tax cut for the middle class. some of the criticism that has been directed at him is the fact that some people feel the tax plan would disproportionately help the wealthy, including president trump himself. he spent a lot of time talking about how it would help the middle class including that $4,000 figure you mentioned. >> jon: the death tax is one of the things the president has said he wants to repeal but it is also something that insiders of the white house have figured is not going to happen because
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they will have to give up something in exchange for the things the president really wants. >> the death tax is something that people also refer to as the estate tax and that's something that helps disproportionately wealthier families passing downs estates to their children. though it is in the plan and president trump talked about it yesterday, it is something that republicans have promised for years. there are some republicans nonetheless who don't support it and it is not clear if it will end up being in the final package or not. >> jon: the flip side of that people who are smart enough or lucky enough to build a significant nest egg have paid taxes on that income all their life and then they get taxed on it upon their deaths beyond a certain level. >> that's the argument they make for making it part of the package. >> jon: nancy pelosi is not
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happy about this proposal. here is what she had to say. behind the president's empty promises is a ryan-mcconnell tax plan where 80% go to the wealthiest 1% and middle class families pay higher taxes, trillions of dollars will be added to the deficit and hard working men and women will get stuck with the bill. the two parties are pretty traditional here in the positions that they have staked out. >> that's right. the debate over tax policy will often come down to exactly that. whether or not it helps the wealthier or the middle class. president trump, of course, is focusing on the middle class. but even non-democrats are saying that his plan would disproportionately help the wealthy. a washington-based think-tank more than half the benefits would go to people who are in the top 1% of the income earners in the united states. that will be the debate. as it gets played out in congress, whether or not the
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package and framework the white house laid out ends up being the guts of tax reform will probably come down to the debate on those lines. >> jon: as we know republicans haven't always been on board with previous big issues that this administration has championed. are the republicans going the get behind this one? >> well, that is the big question for this white house. whether or not they can get enough republicans to get behind something that is so significant in terms of a potential legislative victory and there are some who are question marks and there are many who are supporters. but it is still early. we're in october. this is probably not something that would be voted on until perhaps the end of the year or early next year and that sales pitch right now is as much to the american people as it is to members of president trump's party in congress to try to get that support. >> jon: tax cuts generally appeal to republicans but also low deficits. what does it do to the deficit? >> that's one of the questions
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that republicans are asking. senator corker who president trump has had a twitter feud in the last several days said he wouldn't vote for a package if it increases the deficit. the democrats, it's one of their biggest charges. this tax decrease would lead to an increase in the deficit. so that's absolutely one of the more controversial questions that different people have different answers to. >> jon: jeff mason, reuters correspondent waiting for the event at the white house. >> melissa: one of the debates around this, the reason why nancy pelosi was saying that the corporate tax rate -- that this is disproportionate for the wealthy they lump in the corporate tax rate cut saying it helps the wealthy. a lot of people think when you lower corporate taxes you can lower prices to consumers and that's where the disagreement over math is coming. interesting to see it played out and how republicans respond. >> jon: the white house is
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hoping all this money that this plan would generate, money brought back from overseas, lower corporate taxes, that it generates economic activity and you hire more workers, you hire more truck drivers. >> melissa: right. the other side of that argument democrats say that just boosts stock price and they do stock buy backs. we'll see. >> jon: it will be interesting. >> melissa: the fatal fires continue to devastate northern california. the smoke spanning over 100 miles. health officials say air quality is the worst the bay area has ever seen. we are live on the ground. plus new information and more accusations in the harvey weinstein sexual assault scandal. our next guest says the mainstream media knew about it all along. >> when you aren't in a powerful position and the person that you are telling on, as it were is, there can be a cause. if you have medicare
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>> jon: a fox news alert. new information about the harvey weinstein sexual assault scandal. the movie mogul's daughter called 911. another actress adds to the avalanche of allegations. >> harvey weinstein now appears to be in arizona preparing to enter or perhaps already in rehab for sexual addiction. our phoenix affiliate caught these pictures of a private plane believed to be carrying weinstein landing in arizona near a well-known rehab facility. a man who resembled weinstein in shape and size getting off the jet and into a black cadillac escalade. earlier weinstein had been involved in some sort of argument at his daughter's
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house here in l.a. to which the police were called. the incident caught on camera by tmz who also spoke briefly to weinstein. he said, quote, i'm not doing okay. and asked for a quote, second chance. and as more and more women come forward to say they were harassed, assaulted or raped by weinstein, there is a growing feeling here in hollywood this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of abuse of women. former vice president joe biden weighing if today saying men in the industry have to step up. >> it's long past time for the powerful men in hollywood to speak up, to be strong enough to say something, because silence is complicity. >> and with the nypd now asking any other alleged victims of weinstein to come forward, the
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movie mogul is preparing for potential criminal charges by adding lawyers to his team. while the company he founded with his brother, bob, issued a statement saying the allegations against harvey weinstein came as a, quote, utter surprise, a claim, jon, that is somewhat contradicted by "the new york times." they are saying the weinstein company was aware of settlements being made with women at least as far back as 2015. >> jon: utter surprise would seem to be a stretch. we'll have more on that now. jonathan hunt, thank you. >> melissa: so when it comes to the harvey weinstein sexual assault scandal turns out the mainstream media knew about the accusations years ago. here is what tmz said on tucker carlson tonight. >> sharon waxman working at the "new york times" wrote a story
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about him allegedly procuring women outside the country and in 2004 weinstein went to the north -- "new york times" and they gutted the article. people talked about it and people looking into it but nothing was ever reported. >> melissa: joining us now fox news media analyst howard kurtz. the part of the story i want to focus on is people in the media who could have reported it instead not for one reason or another. i mean, starting with nbc, ronan farrow saying he brought the story to nbc and they decided not to run it. what is your opinion on your talk on that story? >> nbc, it is a major embarrassment for the network. farrow got great reporting. had a chilling audio tape of a woman part of a police sting against harvey weinstein and they blew off the story enabling him to walk out the
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door and hand it to the new yorker, a few weeks later this blockbuster. he said it is offensive to think the network was covering up. they felt farrow didn't have the goods. this is a story nbc should have owned. >> melissa: also in your reporting i believe it was one of the things weinstein tried to do is say that farrow was conflicted and he couldn't write on this because they had helped revive his father, woody allen's career, is that right? >> whether woody allen is his father or not is a little dispute. that's a classic harvey technique. >> melissa: i'm sorry. i'm not going there. this is what i just read. go ahead. >> farrow says woody allen is his father. not everybody in the mainstream media knew about it. i didn't know about it. there were a handful of journalists who made attempts to nail this story.
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were unsuccessful. it is a hard story to document when the young women didn't want to go on the record. all others knew it along with the hollywood insiders as an open secret and looked the other way in part because harvey weinstein is an intimidating figure. somebody who will leak negative information about critics, detractors, accusers. he is a major advertiser for a lot of news organizations and i think looking back, some of those people should have said something, should have spoken up. >> melissa: he had a lot of control through media outlets in different ways. one thing that's common about all the stories that we're hearing is he makes threats about how he is going to plant items in the gossip columns or elsewhere to hurt people. but he does have the ability, it seems, to go and intimidate in a lot of cases the legal counsel or editors at different outlets.
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the sound bite we had from tucker carlson last night talking about trying to intimidate "the new york times." it was one of his main ways of keeping this out of the press. >> i think it's no accident, melissa, that two large news organizations "the new yorker" and "new york times" were able to break this wall of silence and document in chilling detail the allegations of not just sexual harassment but sexual assault. three women allege that harvey weinstein raped them. they have not only -- you have to put reporters on it for months and months. you may not come up with a story. that's expensive. you have to have fact checking. lawyers, all those things for major investigative journalism. most outlets wouldn't be able too rise to the challenge. nbc could have and fritted it away. >> jon: president trump set to
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>> jon: just in russian hackers reportedly caught red-handed searching for american secrets. according to the "new york times" israel alerted the u.s. to the security threat after it saw the hackers using russian made anti-virus software as a back door. let's bring in morgan wright. cybersecurity analyst and senior fellow at the center for digital government. a frequent guest on our program as well. this gets deep into the weeds for those of us who like to type in something in the search bar. it starts with a company called kaspersky lab. they make anti-virus software. they are a russian companies but a lot of american companies and government agencies have used their software.
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>> here is the thing about this. what happens is russia -- kaspersky helped iran in a virus find it remediated. we should have been worried about their intentions from the beginning. they take a copy of files that they think are suspicious and send them back to their labs in russia. it creates a google environment. you collect this data. anti-virus scans all your files. giving somebody the master key to everything. they look at all your files and the russian intelligence services did is search for known programs names. when they had all the code on the laptop illegally they found it. the needle in the hay stack. it paid off big time. >> jon: the state department used kaspersky software. the department of defense, military agencies, it is unbelievable the number of u.s. government agencies that were running this russian software. >> what is more unbelievable we knew that kaspersky was from
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russia and helped iran. why weren't we the ones inside their finding this out. i'm thankful the israelis did this for us. it doesn't take much to connect the dots on this and look at the motivations saying where could the information be going? nobody operates in russia with vladimir putin. if they want something they'll get something. this isn't a democracy over there and not capitalism. it is an iron fist. now it's the fsb and the military side gru. the nsa didn't run kaspersky. i'm shocked we had so many government agencies running this. it makes me wonder how much information the russians have on us now. >> jon: the department of homeland security has ordered all u.s. agencies to get rid of kaspersky software. giving them 90 days to do it. slow motion fix. >> it would be better to operate without it than operate with it for right now. we're in less danger from it. >> jon: morgan wright. good to talk to you. >> melissa: president trump
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administration for continuing to focus on finding affordable healthcare solutions. in addition to instructions given to the treasury and health and human services departments, the president will task the department of labor with considering ways to deliver quality affordable healthcare to the american workforce. i would like to call upon senator rand paul to say a few brief words. thank you. >> thank you, today is a big day. president trump is doing what i believe is the biggest free market reform of healthcare in a generation. this reform, if it works and goes as planned, will allow millions of people to get insurance across state lines at an inexpensive price. 28 million people were left behind by obamacare, do not have insurance today. this specifically targets and will help people who don't have
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insurance or people for whom insurance is too expensive. i'm very glad to be part of this and i really want to commend the president for having the boldness and the leadership and the foresight to get this done and i would like to introduce the vice president of the united states. >> good morning. to all here, senator paul, thank you for those thoughtful remarks and to congressman greg walden and congresswoman fox and distinguished members of commerce and job creators. this is a moment when president trump will take a critical step to lower the cost of health insurance for working americans. he has made it a top priority to rescue the american people from the disastrous failure of
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obamacare. every day obamacare survives is another day the american people struggle and all the job creators gathered here today at the white house have witnessed the failures of obamacare firsthand. premiums have more than doubled since obamacare went into effect and next year premiums are set to increase more. while costs have been skyrocketing, choices are plummeting. next year half of america's counties will only have one choice of healthcare provider. they essentially have no choice at all. as the president and i have traveled the country we've heard stories from small business owners like those gathered today from working families who are struggling under the weight of obamacare. today president trump will take decisive action to provide the american people with flexibility and freedom from the burdens of obamacare and expand the number of affordable healthcare options for working americans. mr. president, i can say i speak for everyone here and for million else of americans when i say how grateful we are for
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your determination to repeal and replace obamacare and your commitment demonstrated today by this action, to provide the american people with more choices for more affordable healthcare in the 21st century. with that, ladies and gentlemen, it's my privilege to introduce the president of the united states of america. [applause] >> president trump: thank you. thank you very much to vice president pence for that wonderful introduction and for the great job you do. i want to thank secretary acosta, mnuchin. acting a secretary mcmahon for joining us today. we're gathered together for something that will be very powerful for our nation and very good for a lot of people.
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but before i begin, i have an important update. yesterday the united states government, working with the government of pakistan, secured the release of kaitlyn coleman, joshua boyle and their three children from captivity from the haqqani network, a terrorist organization with ties to the taliban. the pakistani government's cooperation is a sign that it is honoring america's wish that it do more to provide security in the region. and i want to thank the pakistani government and i want to thank pakistan. they worked very hard on this and i believe they are starting to respect the united states again. it's very important. i think a lot -- right now a lot of countries are starting to respect the united states of
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america once again. we hope to see this type of cooperation and teamwork in helping secure the release of remaining hostages and in our future joint counter terrorism operations. so with that, i want to begin by saying it's my pleasure to welcome so many great small business and association leaders to the white house as we prepare to make this truly historic announcement. that's exactly what it is. we've been hearing about the disaster of obamacare for so long. in my case many years, most of it outside in civilian life, and for a long period of time since i've started running and since i became president of the united states, i just keep hearing repeal/replace. well, we're starting that process and we're starting it in a very positive manner. i can say when you get rand paul on your side it has to be positive. that i can tell you.
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[laughter] rand. [applause] he is getting up and saying all these wonderful things about what we're going to be announcing i said boy, that's pretty unusual. i'm very impressed. but seven years ago congressional democrats broke the american healthcare system by forcing the obamacare nightmare onto the american people. it has been a nightmare. you look at what is happening with the premiums and the increases of 100% and 120% and even in one case, alaska, over 200%. and now every congressional democrat has blocked the effort to save americans from obamacare. along with a very small, frankly handful of republicans, three. and we're going to take care of that also because i believe we have the votes to do block grants at a little bit later
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time. and we'll be able to do that. premiums have gone skyrocketing. but today 1/3 of all the counties in america have only a single insurer selling coverage on an exchange and next year it looks like nearly half of all counties in our country -- think of that. all of the counties, one half will have only one insurer. and many will have none. many will have absolutely created roadblocks for people to have any form of the insurance we're talking about. this is why in a few moments i will sign an executive order taking the first steps to providing millions of americans with obamacare relief. it directs the department of health and human services, the treasury, and the department of labor, to take action to increase competition, increase
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choice, and increase access to lower priced, high-quality healthcare options and they will have so many options. this will cost the united states government virtually nothing. and people will have great, great healthcare. and when i say people, i mean by the millions and millions. first we aim to allow more small businesses to form associations to buy affordable and competitive health insurance. this would open up additional options for employers to purchase the health plans their workers want. i'm also directing secretary acosta to consider ways to expand these associations and these healthcare plans all across state lines. this will create tremendous competition and transformative
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in so many ways change -- aimed at creating more and lower prices for millions of americans. but the competition will be staggering. insurance companies will be fighting to get every single person signed up. and you will be hopefully negotiating, negotiating, negotiating and you will get such low prices for such great care. should have been done a long time ago and it could have been done a long time ago. this will allow thousands of small business employers to have the same purchasing power as large employers to get more affordable and generous insurance options for their workers. rich and leslie, where are they? how are you? nice to see you. come on, get up here. come on. how are you? nice to see you, leslie. they are here today from louisiana, a great state. just left.
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had a little hurricane damage. they got hit but we took good care of it, right? they're great people. they are small business owners and they know personally the benefits of association health plans, one of which used to provide health insurance for their employees. but after obamacare, they were unable to afford their association plan so they had a great thing, their employee were happy and then it ended like so many more. this is something i hear. gregg has been incredible on this subject and people had plans that worked and then all of a sudden they were totally cut off. it happened to your company also. rich and leslie have said they would love once again to use an association health plan and there are million -- millions of americans who want affordable options like them.
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with this executive order americans will likely soon have those options. we will be be happy to provide them to you and you will be very happy, rich, i think you'll be extremely pleased. if not, tell them right now. thank you, leslie, appreciate it. great to see you, thank you very much. in addition, my administration will explore how we can expand something called short term limited duration insurance. these health insurance policies are not subject to any very expansive and expensive obamacare coverage mandates and rules. the cost of the obamacare has been so outrageous it is absolutely destroying everything in its wake. there were so attractive last year the previous administration crippled the market in an effort to keep people from fleeing the failing obamacare plan. in fact, they prevented these plans from lasting more than
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three months. they will take action to fix that and to make these affordable flexible plans much more widely available. so we will have a very widely available plan that is going to cost much less and from the standpoint of the united states government, we will be very happy, won't we, virginia? so they'll get better and it will cost us nothing. that's not too bad, right? we need some more answers like that. finally, today's executive order instructs secretaries, acosta, mnuchin to use tax-free health free arrangements to compensate their employees for their healthcare expenses. currently only about 1/3 of small business employees receive coverage at work. forcing millions of workers to enroll in the exchanges or
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remain uninsured and to pay the individual mandate penalty. not good. not good. that is one of the most unpopular things i've ever seen in government, i can tell you. this order takes first steps to make it easier for businesses to help their workers afford high-quality and more flexible healthcare through reimbursement accounts. with these actions, we are moving toward lower costs and more options in the healthcare market, and taking crucial steps toward saving the american people from the nightmare of obamacare. today is only the beginning. in the coming months we plan to take new measures to provide our people with even more relief and more freedom. and by the way, on another subject, that will include massive tax cuts. we are going to get massive tax
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cuts and i believe even senator rand paul, and i know virginia, gregg, i think you're with us. but the whole country is looking for these massive tax cuts and we will get them. and we are going to also pressure congress very strongly to finish the repeal and the replace of obamacare once and for all. we will have great healthcare in our country. thank you all very much. appreciate it. thank you. [applause] thank you very much. [applause] thank you, everybody. one of the most important things, it will cost nothing.
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this is promoting healthcare, choice and competition all across the united states. this is going to be something that millions and millions of people will be signing up for and they will be very happy. this will be great healthcare. congratulations to everybody. [applause] thank you. thank you, everybody.
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>> melissa: you're watching president trump leave the room now as he has signed that executive order on healthcare. he almost forgot to sign the document he was so excited about the speech and so excited about senator rand paul supporting what was going on there it threw off the rest of the whole thing there. anyway, he has now signed it and left and to discuss i want to bring in isaac wright. former executive director for correct the record super pac and ed rollins, campaign manager for ronald reagan in 1984. thanks to both of you for joining us. isaac, what's your reaction to this plan that undoes a lot of the regulation around obamacare allowing associations to form and allowing people to buy across state lines. what do you think? >> listen to donald trump trying to make your healthcare better is like listening to a used car salesman try to convince you to buy a steering wheel for a mule. he doesn't have your best
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interest at heart. this plan will strip away the protections that obamacare included to make sure people have minimum coverage standards. that people can't be thrown off healthcare for pre-existing conditions. those have to be covered and that they can't have lifetime caps that if you get sick the insurance suddenly says well, we've covered enough. you're done for the day. >> melissa: i didn't hear -- i haven't heard any adjustments to those portions of the plan at all. all he talked about was going across state lines, forming associations. and the fact that people can buy stripped down plans if they want to referring to the 28 million people who aren't buying insurance right now because it's expensive. >> that's what the healthcare associations are. that's the principle of them. they circumvent the regulations. that's pretty much all he talked about was that and the short term plan which the other that's exactly >> melissa: do you think that's
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the interpretation of what we heard. what is your interpretation? >> he came in with his talking points and they're not relevant. the affordable care act is not affordable. to a lot of small businesses and people who work for small businesses can't afford it. the premiums have gone up dramatically. congress hasn't fixed it and won't fix it for the foreseeable future. the president has ordered his agencies, labor, health, human services, treasury to fix a system that basically people can't afford today. i think the vast majority of americans who don't have insurance today, can't afford insurance today will benefit by this until such a time as congress fixes the whole package. >> melissa: healthy people aren't buying insurance. i think that everybody agrees on that. that's the stats. they don't want to buy it because it's too expensive or because they don't think they need it. there isn't enough money in the system to keep it going. how would you fix that problem if not with this? how would you fix that?
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>> first i want to respond to something ed said. i hope when it's over he can google quick and see how the associations work and that the point of them is -- >> melissa: we'll continue to disagree on that and we'll google later. get to the question i gave you. >> how it will sabotage healthcare. this is another step. you'll pull the younger, healthier people out of the insurance marketplace and put them onto cheaper plans that offer less coverage. junk plans basically. >> melissa: how would you solve that? they're already not buying plans. how would you solve that? more taxpayer dollars? how do you solve the problem? the healthy people aren't buying. >> the same problem came up with medicaid advantage and then a republican president george w. bush and republican congress passed subsidies to increase it temporarily. >> melissa: taxpayer dollars is the answer. i wish we had >> it saved the federal government taxpayer government. >> melissa: we have to go.
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with windy conditions expected across the state today. fox nice network robert gray live from napa valley with more. robert. >> that's right. the wind is the wild card. that's what everyone is talking about from the front pages of the newspaper to the folks at starbucks and our hotel here. some people are evacuating their families even though an evacuation hasn't been enforced for the city of napa. take a look at some of the damage here. now these are multi-million dollar homes on a golf course where the pga tour stopped a week ago. across the street you can see the home burned down, cars here, five of them. three of them you can see on camera plus a harley davidson reduced to rubble. one of the things about the winds that make it so dangerous is that the folks who live here only had a few minutes to grab a few belongings and get out with themselves to safety before it burned down. yet you can look just next door and see an outlier for this neighborhood.
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the only home we've seen on this street that looks virtually untouched by flames. the rest of them really being gutted out completely and the damage not only being done to homes, but also the wine and tourism business here really drives the economic engine, john. at least 13 wineries in the region have been damaged or destroyed. you take a look at the numbers there. 100,000 jobs are sustained through wine and tourism. 13 billion in revenue. it will be a lot of real estate damage as well. unclear yet how much damage. some 90% of the grapes had been harvested but unclear even if they're in casks or bottles. no one is there to ship them. wine clubs are telling folks who paid for deliveries they aren't sure when or if they will be able to take those deliveries. back to you.
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